Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
This Shabbat, Jan. 26, is the 15 of the Hebrew month of Shevat: Tu B’Shevat, a holiday known as the New Year for Trees.
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Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:10-32:3
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The opening words of this portion, "and Jacob left," set a narrative in motion that begins with Jacob's flight from his brother Esau's fury at having been robbed of his birthright. Jacob's trickery is matched by his father-in-law Laban, who ensures that his daughter Leah is married before her younger sister, Rachel, for whom Jacob works for seven years.
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Just because families join synagogues and send their kids to Jewish day camps doesn’t mean they will send them to overnight camps, according to a newly released study of local families with young children. And with a pricetag of thousands of dollars per summer, these camps must also have top-notch facilities and programs because the promise of developing Jewish identity...
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The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia and Abington Hospital have agreed to jointly fund a rabbinic chaplain to visit Jewish patients.
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BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Ever been tested by a seemingly insurmountable challenge only to find that it melts away as soon as you face it head on?
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